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TIARE & VANILLA: SAILING FRENCH POLYNESIA

14 February 2021 - 21 February 2021
Raiatea, Huahine, Taha'a and Bora Bora
  • Culture and History
  • Luxury Cruising
  • Wellness and Outdoors
7 Nights
From $4,699
2 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Casual
Group size
Max
10

Unpretentious luxury, barefoot, cruising the legendary crystal clear blue waters of French Polynesia, and a finale in over-water bungalows on the islands of Bora Bora.
Discover what one may be missing out by doing from land. Feel completely empowered on board our luxury Lagoon 620, sailing through the waters of French Polynesia's society islands. Pampered by a local crew and an Art In Voyage host, uncover the incredible waters, traditions and scenery of four islands of this cluster that counts more 115. The impossibly remote and endlessly alluring French Polynesian islands were one of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans. Today, the year-round trade winds and mild, consistent climate makes French Polynesia a year-round sailing destination.
On this island-hopping adventure, encounter welcoming, traditional island communities, dramatic volcanic scenery and incredible oceanic wildlife along the way. Dive the circuit of reef that surrounds Raiatea and neighboring Taha’a and come face to face with Polynesia’s remarkable marine life. Indulge in traditional massages and let yourself lose on mountain adventures in Huanine. Shop for pearls, rum or Vanilla, and along the way, marvel at the ancient cultures through the islands archaeological sites.

Highlights

Experience unpretentious luxury

Discover more of French Polynesian without having to pack and unpack daily. On board our luxury catamaran, you are king and our crew are at your service to deliver the ultimate sailing experience while enjoying carefully prepared meals and cocktails. Wake up to a scenery every day, and when you feel like exploring the local island, just hop off and take a walk along the gorgeous white beaches of the island.

Immerse into local cultures

Grab on to this opportunity to make new friends (or re-acquaint with old ones) by sailing with like-minded guests, and meet amazing and welcoming locals at every stop. Hear the real Polynesian story from your very own crew made up of locals, and indulge in traditional customs along the way.

Pampering you is what we do

Your body and soul will receive pampering from our hosts and crew. From fun & laughter along the way, to the extreme attention to details and comfort, experience the Art In Voyage way, on and off the catamaran. From spa treatments to dinners on the beach, from delightful cuisine to unique tours and activities, we go the extra mile to ensure your experience is a memorable and unforgettable one by keeping the group small and like-minded.

We got you covered

From the moment you land to the time you (sadly so) depart, take that wallet and store it away. On this journey, everything (but the kitchen sink) is included. While you may want to throw a few coins here and there, your meals on board, activities and even most of your pampering is taken care of, just as described. And once we disembark for your two-night crescendo in your very own over-water bungalow, we got you covered too.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Tahiti

Welcome to Tahiti

Day 1

On arrival in Papeete, you are met and greeted at the airport the Polynesian way (should you already be on the island, we will make arrangements to pick you up at your hotel, and give you the same treatment). We then board a short domestic flight to the island of Huahine where we meet up with the crew, our best friends for the next 7 days. There, unpack, become familiar with your floating home and enjoy some snorkeling, kayaking or just a simple relaxing afternoon in the sun. Tonight, our welcome dinner is traditional, simple yet festive and served on the catamaran

Huahine

Huahine

Day 2

After a lovely breakfast and morning swim in the lagoon, we embark on a fun outrigger boat, entertained by the delightful Dolores. We first stop at the local coral gardens for some exceptional snorkeling before crossing the island where a picnic on a private motu, feet in the water, awaits. We close the day with a sunset bonfire on a deserted beach, before another dinner served on board by Chef Vaea.

Raiatea and Taha'a

Raiatea and Taha'a

Day 3

This morning, we start our journey towards Raiatea and Taha'a, which will take about 4 hours. On arrival, we enjoy lunch in the lagoon before we take a swim with the rays, black tip sharks and the sting rays. We continue our journey towards Pari Pari, the award winning Rum distillery on the island, and close the day with a visit to the local Pearl farm where you are showed the process of the black pearl culture. We anchor off the beautiful Taha'a Private Island Resort & Spa. Dinner is served on board.

Pampering in Taha'a

Pampering in Taha'a

Day 4

Waking up to the sight of incredible white sand beaches and blue lagoons takes on a whole new definition. After a morning enjoying one of the most incredible coral gardens in French Polynesia, and a lunch on board, we are expected at the Taha'a Private island for an afternoon of pampering and an evening, feet in the sand, enjoying a private Polynesian dinner & fire dance show. Overnight on board, in Taha’a lagoon

Bora Bora lagoon

Bora Bora lagoon

Day 5

This morning, after breakfast, we start our journey towards Bora Bora which we reach after lunch. There, we have a special treat for you as we anchor in the Bora lagoon for some incredible snorkeling at what is known to be one of the best coral gardens in the World. For those interested in scuba diving, do so with schools of jackfish, big Napoleon wrasses, Maori snappers, barracudas, black and white tip sharks, eagle rays, tuna, parrotfish, spadelfish, moray and more. Overnight on board, moored in the lagoon of Bora Bora

Day of leisure in Bora Bora

Day of leisure in Bora Bora

Day 6

This morning, we say goodbye to our crew and disembark directly onto our very own private island where your over-water bungalow experience awaits. Treat yourself to a spa, enjoy some of the property's activities or simply relax on the beach. Evening and dinner is at leisure (and own account)

Soak up sun

Soak up sun

Day 7

Day at leisure at the property. Activities on the main land may be organized, or simply enjoy some of the amenities offered by the property. Tonight, we have organized an incredible sunset cocktails at the top of the island, followed by a Polynesian dinner on the beach.

Time to say farewell to the islands

Time to say farewell to the islands

Day 8

Today, it is almost like having a bonus day! Since your flight will depart late tonight, enjoy a full extra day at the property. Late afternoon, you are transferred to the Bora Bora airport for a short flight to Papeete International Airport. Our travel experts would be delighted to customize an extension to other Tahitian islands, or beyond. Discover New Zealand, Australia or Japan with direct flights from Tahiti (on select days).

Accommodations

Tiare Luxury Catamaran

Tiare Luxury Catamaran

From morning till noon till sunset, any time of day is the perfect time to set sail aboard our luxury catamaran. Launched in 2017, the lagoon 620 is the epitome of opulence and luxury. It offers exceptional living space both above and below deck and is perfect for longer distance cruising in sophisticated surroundings. Step on board and you’ll immediately see why the our catamaran is the perfect way to spend a week sailing the beautiful waters of Polynesia. Meticulously constructed, with wonderfully spacious layout, and a highly trained, responsive crew to attend to your every need, you’ll be able to stretch out and enjoy your sailing experience with complete peace of mind..

Inside, relax in the immense saloon with clearly defined dining, relaxing, sitting and navigation areas, all finished with interior woodwork sustainably sourced. The cabins are luxurious, well-designed with side access to beds, washrooms with separate showers and plenty of storage space

Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora

Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island epitomizes the French art of elegant hospitality in a unique experience on a private retreat. The hotel is nestled on its own private island, surrounded by a beautiful turquoise lagoon, and just minutes by private shuttle from Bora Bora. This unique boutique hotel combines luxury French style with local Polynesian decor. To feel even more at home, the hotel is pleased to offer complimentary WIFI and daily refilled mini bar.
Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is located on Motu Piti U'uta, a short private boat ride from the main island of Bora Bora. Conjure up images of an idyllic life on a private island, and you will be close to the magic that is Bora Bora. No doubt the first thing on your mind when you stay with us is relaxation, but when you are ready to explore, you won't be disappointed. There is plenty to do, including some of the best snorkeling in French Polynesia.

Discover true paradise in stunning blue waters, pure white sand beaches and the preserved nature of our very own private island boasting a unique botanical garden,360 degree panoramic views, luxurious sunsets, and an incredible coral garden.

The finer details

TIARE & VANILLA: SAILING FRENCH POLYNESIA

Classic ensuite cabin & Over-water Bungalow
Only one room left
$4,699
Deluxe ensuite cabin & Over-water Bungalow
$4,999
Master cabin & Overwater Villa
Only one room left
$5,299

Rates displayed are per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey directors

Nights

5 nights on board our Catamaran, ensuite cabin (queen size bed, full bathroom w/shower)

2 nights in an over-water Bungalow

Meals

7 breakfasts on board and at the resort

5 lunches on board and on shore

6 dinners on board, on shore and at the resort

Activities

On board, access to snorkeling, paddle board, kayaking and more.

All activities listed on the itinerary. Additional activities may be set up for a small supplement

Pearl and Vanilla farm visits as well as an Agriculture sugar cane rum distillery

One 60-minute massage/spa treatment

Extras

Services of a professional journey director throughout your stay, and a competent crew of 3 on board

Open bar (non-premium) on board the catamaran (non-premium alcohol, wines and bubbly)

Luxury transportation (road and sea) throughout

Concierge assistance throughout

All taxes

Testimonials

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Kimberly Koon

Art in Voyage knocks it out of the park! What an incredible trip to the French Polynesia. We did 6 nights on a catamaran between islands and lagoons then 2 nights in an Over-water Bungalow in Bora Bora. They planned everything perfectly. We got to experience things that we wouldn’t if we had planned on our own. This is our third trip with them and definitely not our last!

February 2020
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Good to know

The itinerary listed may be subject to modifications to accommodate weather conditions

All listed activities are optional in attendance, yet included

Alcoholic beverages other than on board (non-remium) and during the farewell dinner are extra

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight to and from French Polynesia may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with CSA Travel Protection and ALLIANZ)

Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement (If single spots are open)

Space is limited to 10 with a maximum capacity of 12 guests

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

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Smallprint

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

TIARE & VANILLA: SAILING FRENCH POLYNESIA

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